Growing in the Twin Cities with Backyard Harvest

Building a sustainable (and delicious) urban food system – one yard at a time

“Rent an Urban Gardener: Local Produce in Your Own Backyard” August 19, 2010

Filed under: News/Updates — Krista Leraas @ 12:51 pm

From’s Hungry for Change blog, the official blog of the movie Food, Inc.:

Farmer Dina Kountoupes harvests veggies for residents of Rivertown Commons, a 140-unit affordable housing complex in St. Paul. (Photo: Sarah Utter)

“Plenty of green thumbs in the world are eager to don Carhartts and gardening gloves and spend an afternoon weeding, planting, and making friends with ladybugs.

But it seems to be a very specific type of person who’s skilled at this hobby, while the rest of us stand by longingly, grocery bags in hand, regretting that we’re not quite sure where our food comes from.

Enter Backyard Harvest, a gardening service in the Twin Cities that serves up food, not flora.” Read more including an interview with Program Coordinator, Krista Leraas…


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